Yasiel Puig named in Cuban torture lawsuit

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Yasiel Puig just cannot help himself, the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder loves himself a bit of controversy and today is no different.

The 23-year old has been named in a lawsuit back home in his native Cuba by Miguel Angel Corbacho Daudinot, who claims the MLB star struck a secret deal with the Cuban government to have him tortured.

In the suit, Daudinot claims that Puig and his mother agreed to present false statements to a Cuban court in 2010, which resulted in him being convicted of human trafficking and sentenced to 7 year stint in a Cuban prison.

Miguel claims that what he had to go through in the North American clink nothing short of "torture."

Daudinot - who still resides in Cuba - had initially filed a $12 million lawsuit against Puig in Miami. This motion cited a U.S. law which allows torture victims to file a civil lawsuit against those involved in their torturing.

Puig is firing back though, claiming Miguel has absolutely no basis for his lawsuit, for two rather crucial reasons according to TMZ Sports:

1) Miguel never presented any hard proof showing Puig entered into an agreement with Cuba with the purpose of having Miguel tortured.

2) The U.S. law only protects victims of "extreme" or "unusually cruel" mistreatment ... such as Russian roulette or tooth extraction with pliers ... and Miguel's treatment doesn't rise to that level.

Puig and his lawyers are asking the judge to dismiss the case out of hand.

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